Defense attorney Dan Hofmann asked the judge to reduce 20-year-old Eduardo Figueroa-Martinez’s bail from $50,000 to $10,000.
Figueroa-Martinez’s relatives said they could pull together $10,000 to have him released, but prosecutors said reducing his bond would “diminish the gravity of the
Figueroa-Martinez, of the 4400 block of West Ramble Road, McHenry, faces charges for aggravated driving under the influence after the car he was driving Dec. 26 struck a pole.
A passenger in the car, 22-year-old Jose Luis Ortiz Reyes of Wonder Lake, was ejected and killed, according to a news release at the time.
Prosecutors also argued that Figueroa-Martinez would be a flight risk, noting that he’s not a U.S. citizen and has family outside the state and country.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have a hold on Figueroa-Martinez, meaning he could be taken into federal custody and required to post additional bail to be released.
He is due in court Jan. 26.